All posts by Susan Schrock

Arlington Housing Authority Leader Re-Appointed to National Association Board

David Zappasodi, Executive Director of the Arlington Housing Authority, was recently reappointed to another two-year term on the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ Board of Governors. The professional membership organization comprises about 20,000 housing and community development agencies and officials throughout the country who administer affordable housing and community…

Arlington Water Treatment Plants Undergoing $14 Million Upgrade

The City of Arlington is in the midst of a $14 million, multi-phase project as part of its commitment to provide customers with high-quality, great-tasting drinking water. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, the Arlington City Council approved a $7.3 million contract with Archer Western Construction to install new water purifying equipment at…

Opinions Wanted: Check Your Mailbox or Email for City Survey Invitation

The City of Arlington is calling for participation in the annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The anonymous and confidential online survey is designed to gather resident’s opinions about city services. The City has conducted this survey for more than 13 years in partnership with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based independent market research company.“Providing…

Public Invited to Free Documentary Screening

The public is invited to attend a free screening Thursday night of the documentary “Waking in Oak Creek,” followed by a panel discussion designed to promote positive dialogue around race and racial reconciliation. The Arlington Police Department collaborated with Not In Our Town to show the documentary, which is about powerful leadership…

Arlington Names Yoko Matsumoto As New Libraries Director

Yoko Matsumoto begins a new chapter this month as Arlington’s newly selected Libraries Director. Arlington tapped Matsumoto to helm the public libraries after the recent retirement of Cary Siegfried, who served as the Director of Libraries and Community Services for the past 11 years and spent 24 years total with the…

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awarded $4.8 Million in Grants in 2015

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation awarded 24 grants worth more than $4.8 million last year to enhance city services and support charitable causes, according to the organization’s 2015 annual report. The grants, both large and small, ranged from a $2.5 million gift toward the future George W. Hawkes Central Library and City…

Developer Breaks Ground On $200 Million Arlington Commons Project

Developers broke ground Friday on the first phase of a 10-year, $200 million project to revitalize Lamar Boulevard in north Arlington and bring high-quality, urban-style apartment living to the city. As part of a public-private partnership with the city, The Nehemiah Company demolished three aging apartment complexes along Lamar Boulevard east of…

12 Winners Announced in Arlington’s Annual Animal Essay Contest

With surprise visits to classrooms, Arlington city officials congratulated twelve students on Friday who penned the winning papers for this year’s Animal Essay Contest. Nearly 1,500 students in public, private, charter and home schools participated in the 15th Annual Animal Essay contest, which is designed to promote responsible pet ownership. The…